In the market for a bike computer? We have a great selection. Get the basics like speed, distance, and time. Or, step up to models offering an altimeter, heart rate, cadence, and GPS. We stock bicycle computers from Bontrager and Cateye, and navigation computers from Garmin and Wahoo!
In selecting a bike computer, start by asking yourself what kind of rider you are. If you’re a casual biker, distance, time and speed will likely do the trick. If you’re more of a touring or commuter cyclist, you might want to step up to a bike computer with distance, average and maximum speed, and total odometer. Bump up to a competitive cyclist and cadence, heart rate, elevation gained and power input may be important. Then there’s a host of other nice-to-have features like a backlight, battery life, data transfer, multi-bike use and more. If wattage floats your boat, we stock Garmin and Stages.
Once you’ve narrowed down the metrics you’d like from your bike computer, you can move on to selecting the type. There’s the straight-up bike computer that mounts directly to your bike. A more versatile approach, a fitness monitor or GPS sports watch, will give you functionality when you’re not cycling. When riding, you can mount it to your handlebars with an adaptor. Finally, a GPS-enabled smartphone can use a cycling app. In fact, if you’re looking for some great apps, you might want to try these.
Cost is always a factor. You can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to more than $200 depending on the features you’d like to include. By the way, we’re happy to install any Garmin bike computers purchased from our bike store at no cost.
So stop by our bike shop today and spruce up your ride with a great bike computer from Bicycle World NY!